For Clownville, Rome-based photographer Eolo Perfido constructs an underground realm ruled by jesters and fools, grotesque humorists that he admits no child would ever hope to encounter. Here, the whimsical facade of funny business is stripped away to reveal the monstrous manifestations of human fear, heartache, and prurience.
Mr. Perfido claims that he discovered photography later in life – he started taking pictures when he was 28. However, this didn’t deter him and now he’s taking pictures like there’s no tomorrow. “Taking pictures has become something that goes beyond the simple realization of images and has deeply changed my way of experiencing life and relating to others,” Perfido writes on his website.
Terrifying Grotesque Clown Portraits by Eolo Perfido: